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    NYLI Eligibility & Selection Process


    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Be a high school graduate before December 31, 2019 AND be between the ages of 18-22
    • Living with a bleeding disorder, or have a sibling with a bleeding disorder
    • Willing and able to travel to each of the trainings and program destinations
    • Available for regular communication via email, phone, and/or webinar
    • Be a U.S. resident
    • Be available for the 1st-Year Leadership Training in New York City on January 5-8, 2020

    Application Requirements: 

    • Online application form
      • Biographical information
      • Resume of activities
      • Short essays (7)
    • Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form
    • Volunteer Code of Conduct
    • Letters of Recommendation - Should NOT be from a family member or relative:
      • Personal or professional reference 
      • Representative from the bleeding disorders community**


    ** If you do not have a representative from the bleeding disorders community, please contact Marlee Whetten at or call (212) 328-3735.



    • All applications must be completed by Wednesday, October 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT
    • Only completed applications will be considered


    Selection Process:

    Your completed application and all required documents will be reviewed and evaluated by a volunteer review team. Applicants will be contacted in mid-November to schedule a 30-minute telephone interview

    NHF will select top candidates exhibiting strong leadership potential and willingness to become active leaders in the bleeding disorders community. The team will be looking for the following characteristics during the application review and telephone interview process:

    • An eagerness to volunteer within and fundraise for the bleeding disorders community
    • A willingness to stay involved and learn
    • Self-starter, reaching out to us with ideas and communicating promptly
    • Ability to work with a team and independently
    • Ability to foster and maintain relationships
    • Strong communication skills
    • A commitment to give back by using skills learned in NYLI at your local chapter and/or throughout the bleeding disorders community



    Those selected will be notified by early December 2019.